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    Hello, I am the proud new owner of the PRO4824. My current shop is about 10'x28' so needed to get the smaller version with possibility of future upgrade. 8020 finally shipped the extrusions, so started the build a couple days ago.

    As you see from the pictures, the components from the Kit are all nicely labeled for every step of the build process. The kit is a joy to build and everything is going together amazingly well. It's so easy my teenage daughters are doing about 95% of the build. I am answering questions and doing the final tightening and squaring behind them.

    So far, the build has taken about 5 hours - and that is with me and my daughters going slowly. The next step is to add the Z-axis and Spindle.

    I will likely have some newbie questions. But the experience has been great so far.

    One thing I need to address is that the X-Axis is not moving very easily right now. I lubricated as described in the video. I will need to loosen some bolts and play around a bit.

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    Default Re: PRO4824 - Teenager Build

    Looking good, awesome that you have your daughters as build-buddies for the project. I wouldn't worry too much about the x-axis until you have it all put together and leveled out. It takes going around the machine several times making adjustments, but everything will eventually come together nicely.



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    Congrats! We have the same model and love it. Great to have the family involved as well. Our 10yr old son helped with ours and loves that he had a big hand in making it come to life.



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    Congrats on everything especially working with your daughters on the build! I only got to build a doll house with my daughter but still cherish the good feelings!!



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    You and your daughters are making great progress. It sound like your keeping all the assembles lever and square which will make your progress go smoothly especially at startup. Look forward to seeing your completed machine.



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    Thanks guys!

    Ran into my first issue. The brackets for the lower cable track fasten to the bottom of the extrusion. I did not buy the leg kit, and that is not going to work as the table is sitting on a stand and the bottom of the extrusion is not accessible. Too bad since the brackets to hold the cable track are so pretty. I will have to fashion something to attach to the table to hold the cable trays.



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    Well, got the machine complete. Need to start on wiring now.

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    Looks great. I found it better, for me, to mount my spindle higher up on the z axis mounting plate.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DonFrambach View Post
    Looks great. I found it better, for me, to mount my spindle higher up on the z axis mounting plate.
    Yes, I will be moving it up. Where you seeing chattering or bad edges when lower?



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    You must have worked your daughters hard the last couple of days! lol Glad to see you made great progress. You'll be up and running soon.



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    Quote Originally Posted by blitzer View Post
    Yes, I will be moving it up. Where you seeing chattering or bad edges when lower?
    I moved my spindle up to get more effective z axis travel.



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    Quote Originally Posted by blitzer View Post
    Thanks guys!

    Ran into my first issue. The brackets for the lower cable track fasten to the bottom of the extrusion. I did not buy the leg kit, and that is not going to work as the table is sitting on a stand and the bottom of the extrusion is not accessible. Too bad since the brackets to hold the cable track are so pretty. I will have to fashion something to attach to the table to hold the cable trays.
    Sometimes you just have to get out the chisel and hammer and make it work!!
    Your machine looks great.



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